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Issue 45

Issue 45

October 1999

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Millennium briefing: Mapping the cosmos

Martin Rees
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

In the past few years the big cosmic picture has come into focus. We know (more or less) how the universe was created, where it is heading and how it will end. We don't (yet) know if there is intelligent life elsewhere.

Noël Coward

Paul Bailey
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

He was a master of the flimsy trifle, but 100 years after his birth the best of them still flourish

It's a snip

Ian Hargreaves
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Most of the men I know have had to think about a vasectomy. It's not always simple

Too young to buy?

Jay Rayner
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

The most successful rock and pop bands are no longer discovered playing in dingy pubs, they are created by agents and producers. And their target market is often children as young as five

A private problem

Michael Prowse
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Public schools are still at the root of inequality. It's political cowardice not to attempt to open them up

Ascent of Man

Michael Ignatieff
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

The Enlightenment idea of moral progress is under siege from all sides. But on the cusp of a new millennium, it is worth hanging on to the battered idea.

An English-speaking union: the Tory way?

John O'Sullivan
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

PAUL GOODMAN V JOHN O'SULLIVAN

Falling out

John Lloyd Free entry
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Intellectuals have previously led Labour's reform of Britain, but New Labour uses academics only on policy detail. In return, those intellectuals scorn the Blair project

Gift culture in cyberspace

John Naughton
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

The "free software" movement was once considered a hippy relic of the pre-Microsoft era. No longer.

Meeting Megawati

Barbara Schwepcke
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

She is the reform hope for Indonesia, but she opposed East Timor's independence

Reading the markets

RW Johnson
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

The markets may not be madly high, merely reflecting the worldwide reduction of risk to capital

Musical notes

Ivan Hewett
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Is London really the world centre for music?

Kubrick's empty enigma

Linda Holt
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Eyes Wide Shut is as erotic as a crap in an igloo

The odd couple

Neil Sinyard
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

The greatest director/composer partnership in Hollywood history fell apart

In praise of Posy

Stella Tillyard
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Gemma Bovery is a brilliant, chilling creation

UN versus US

David Hannay
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Boutros-Ghali's obsession with the US damages his memoirs

Catching them young

Mary Warnock
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

We do know how to reform young prisoners

Alien art

John Armstrong
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Appreciating Van Dyck is difficult

Previous convictions

Winston Fletcher
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Name-dropping is good

Brussels diary

Manneken Pis
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Can the Prodi administration stop the rot?

Letter from Kinshasa

Michela Wrong
20th October 1999  —  Issue 45

Power to the paraplegics of central Africa

In fact

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